Do I need to switch or turn off my Peloton Bike or Tread overnight? Or power it off using sleep mode?

One common question new members have is around the power on their Peloton equipment. There is a power button that is located on the back of the Peloton touchscreen, or video monitor. This is found on the back of all Peloton equipment: Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread, Peloton Bike+, and Peloton Tread+. Using this power button will put your Tread or Bike into sleep mode (and power down the screen to standby mode). Alternatively, if you don’t interact with your Bike or Tread for around 20 minutes, it will automatically enter sleep mode on its own.

Knowing that, the question boils down to: Is it necessary to turn off your Peloton Bike or Tread overnight? This is also sometimes asked as Should I leave my Peloton Tread or Peloton Bike in sleep mode when I’m not using it?

The alternative to sleep mode is turning all the power off. On the Peloton Tread, this is accomplished with a small switch found on the base of the Tread. On the Bike, this can be accomplished by unplugging the power cord as it enters at the base of the Bike, or unplugging the power adapter from the wall.

In general, the recommendation is to leave your Peloton Bike or Tread in sleep mode overnight. This will allow it to download any new system updates & features, making sure your equipment is the latest & greatest next time you come to use it. It’s also a quicker boot up time this way, as it’s only in standby mode this way.

However, there are two scenarios where you might want the full power off. There are several lingering bugs on the Peloton platform, like the inability to give or receive high fives. A full power cycle before working out is known to fix this, so by powering off your Bike overnight, you have this fresh start before riding.

The other downside to sleep mode is that the Bike or Tread will still be drawing a minimal amount of power. If you are trying to maximize your home’s energy savings (and decrease your bill), you might want to completely power it down.

Categories: Bike, Tread
Chris L
Chris is the founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and has been riding and running ever since. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.


  • Tracy says:

    My bike, only a couple months old, has stopped going to sleep mode properly. I’ve set the Display to go to sleep after 5 minutes inactive. I’ve watched it and at 5 min mark it goes to sleep, and immediately turns itself back on.

  • Sami says:

    The bike is watching you. If the machine sees your eyes, it will turn on again.

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